The Inspiration behind Te Puna Hauora

By Sonny Alesana, Te Pou Taki / Cultural Advisor

Te Puna Hauora Model is inspired by the many taonga treasures in Te Rohe ō Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka o Maui and refers to Te Puna o Riuwaka, the Source of the Riuwaka.

Te Puna means well up, source, pool, fountain and Hauora means to be well, healthy and welbeing. Te Puna Hauora provides a pathway for whānau and whānau whānui to utilise their puna mātauranga source of knowledge in partnership with Te Piki Oranga staff to create their health plan.